The Complete Guide to Dental Floss - A Guide to Dental Floss

Do you floss?

Do you use dental floss? Do you know what dental floss is? Why is flossing important? What is the best way to use dental floss?

The answer to these and many other questions can be found in this complete guide to dental floss. This guide is here to educate and inform people about the benefits of flossing as well as providing useful advice.

This guide starts with a definition of dental floss followed by a look at why you should use it and how. It also discusses the various types of floss available and the important part it plays in a dental hygiene routine.

You may be asking yourself ‘why this so important?’ Why should I be bothered about flossing my teeth when a toothbrush will do the job just as well? But this may help to convince you.

Fact: Flossing significantly reduces the risk of gum disease.

Gum disease often starts in the areas between your teeth which a toothbrush cannot reach. Food particles become trapped in between your teeth and if these are not removed then they will cause the formation of plaque which attacks the teeth.

This can lead to tooth decay and gum disease and if left untreated, will result in tooth loss.

This is a good reason to floss.

Plus it will save time and money in the long run. If you weigh up the cost of dental floss to a course of dental treatment then dental floss is the winner. Dental floss costs a few pounds but a course of dental treatment is likely to costs hundreds of pounds.

This is another good reason to floss.

However, how you use floss is as important as whether to use it or not. There is more than one type of product for this purpose, e.g. tape and it is important that you find what works for you and use it correctly.

Dental floss is only effective it is used correctly and like most things in life, there is a right and wrong way to do so. It can take a bit of practice but once you have got the hang of it then you will find that it is extremely effective.

This guide is arranged as follows:

We have also included a Dental Floss Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section, a glossary of dental terms.

For more information on Dental Floss visit the cosmetic dentistry guide.

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